The Monkees - Good Times!

THE MONKEES WERE MADE TO sing Neil Diamond and here they take his Love To Love, a song they first recorded in 1967, and create a perfect pop moment. Featuring a previously recorded vocal by Davy Jones, who died in 2012, it’s a match for any of their ’60s hit 45s. It also features all four Monkees, the only song of the 13 here to do so. The remainder, penned by the group, musician fans and long time cohorts, feature Tork, Dolenz and Nesmith and for the most part recapture the enchantment of the original group. The title track, for instance, built upon a 1968 session featuring the song’s author Harry Nilsson, is a heart-palpitating rush of emotion; Boyce and Hart’s Whatever’s Right, meanwhile, is pure bubblegum thrill. Watch Me And Magdalena, penned by Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard

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